On June 10th, we had our charity Bar Bingo in memory of Barbara “Barb” Barber. Her family and friends attended our bar bingo, and it was a huge success. We collected a total of $1,000, which our lodge donated to the Wellness House of Annapolis in her memory. Thank you so much to everyone that participated, donated, and volunteered. The Wellness House of Annapolis provides support, education, and services to help individuals and families who have been touched by cancer recover their health and well-being in a home-like environment.
Our lodge also donated $5,000 in scholarships to six students. Many Thanks to Anthony Anzalone and his team for putting together this effort and selecting the students. It requires a lot of time going over each application submitted and meetings with the schools and students. The students are as follows, April Claggett from Annapolis High School received $1,100, Anthony Thonnard from Indian Creek School received $1,100, David Ruiz de Castilla from Annapolis High School received $700, Sarah Celaya from The Key School received $700, Aubrey White from Annapolis High School received $700, and Jaeden Clark from The Key School received $700. A BIG Congrats to them and their future!
This year the Elks National Convention was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Our new Grand Exalted Ruler, Bruce A. Hidley was installed for the 22/23 year. And our new District Deputy, Ken Chapman, from Broadneck Lodge was installed. While I was not personally able to attend this year due to work demands, past Exalted Ruler-Lou Schmeltzer attended in my absence and said it was a great event as always.
Upcoming events: Bar Bingo is back starting on August 12th! Reminder “Show me the Money” is on 2nd and 4th Tuesday nights. On August 19th, we will have a Caribbean themed night with DJ Dave. In September, our lodge will have “Johnny Seaton and Bad Behavior” on September 30th. For more information on these events, please see flyers. If a member has a few hours every other month to assist with the Horn editing or making flyers, please have them reach out to me. They must be proficient in Adobe.
The Elk of the Month for August is Berlyn Wheeler. Berlyn volunteers on the House Committee and has for many years. The Elk of the month for September is Peggy Singleton. What can I say about Ms. Peggy, wow. She ALWAYS enjoys bringing in desserts and she jumps in to help out cleaning up dishes, or delivering a meal whenever our staff or volunteers needs help. Please THANK both of these volunteers when you see them around the lodge...
We Love and Appreciate our Volunteers, Without them our lodge would not run!